Xbox continues to expand its repertoire of ways to stream movies. Paramount Pictures and Microsoft announced the launch of a joint app today that lets Xbox Live Gold subscribers stream bought or rented movies on their gaming consoles.
"This app offers users instant access to view any Paramount movies on their
According to tech news site The Verge, Paramount started selling digital movies directly from its Web site earlier this year via , which lets users download the movies and keep a copy in the cloud. However, the new Paramount app will make it easier for users to get those movies onto their television sets.
Paramount boasts hundreds of popular titles in all genres, from "The Godfather," to "Zoolander" to "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
To use the Paramount app, users will need an Xbox Live Gold membership, along with Paramount and UltraViolet accounts. Users aren't able to rent or buy films directly from the app -- instead it acts as a go between. Users have to go to Paramount's Web site to get their flicks.
Last month, Amazon Prime servicefor access to its movies. And just a week later, introducing another app that lets subscribers play movies from Amazon's Instant Video service. This comes as Xbox 360 for HBO Go, Comcast, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and ESPN.